Senior Mortgage Specialist
EQUITY RESOURCES, INC
In today’s lending era, it is important to select a skilled, honest loan officer when purchasing a home. Recognized twice by Mortgage Originator Magazine, Mr. Barber has helped thousands of families with mortgage/credit counseling, purchasing, investing, and/or refinancing. Mr. Barber has over 15 years of experience with VA, FHA, USDA, and CONVENTIONAL FINANCING; he is also an ADDI GRANT, NSP GRANT, and OHIO BOND LOAN specialist.
Five Star Professional partnered with Cincinnati Magazine to determine the mortgage and insurance professionals who provided exceptional service and overall satisfaction in the Cincinnati area. Over 57,000 Cincinnati homeowners and 12,500 subscribers of the magazine were surveyed, and an additional 250 surveys were sent to mortgage and title companies. The final list of 2014 Cincinnati Five Star Mortgage Professionals is a select group, representing less than 2% of the mortgage professionals in the area. Johnathan Barber, a lender who has over eleven years of experience, was awarded with the special status as one of the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Cincinnati Five Star Mortgage Professionals.
While a loan consultant at Union National Mortgage, Mr. Barber earned multiple awards for customer service and production throughout 2008 - 2012. At Trustcorp Mortgage, Mr. Barber was given the Trustcorp Divisional Employee of the Year Award in 2004. He eventually became the Ohio sales leader throughout 2005-2007 and later became the national sales leader before the company’s closure.
Mr. Barber received a Producer Award from the Cincinnati Mortgage Banker’s Association in 2007 after he was recognized by Fannie Mae as the Regional My Community Mortgage (First Time Buyer) Leader in 2006. While other loan officers have elected to exit the industry, Mr. Barber’s integrity and dedication to service continue to make him one of Ohio’s most reputable lenders.
- Winner of a Regional Fannie Mae's MY COMMUNITY LOAN origination award in February 2006
- Greater Cincinnati Mortgage Banker's Producer Award in 2007
- Recognized in CINCINNATI BUSINESS MAGAZINE as a Five Star Mortgage Specialist in 2015.
- Featured in national MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR magazines.
- Host of Cincinnati HOME BUYER SEMINARS.
- Featured in Cincinnati Magazine, Cincinnati Defender Magazine, Kiplinger Finance Magazine, and Cincinnati's Success Guide.
- Guest speaker on local radio and television shows:
"Real Estate Today," "Real Realty" (public access), "Financing the Dream" (AM talk radio), and WDBZradio.
For SERVICE and HONESTY, call J. Barber for financing assistance.
Take a moment to view the testimonials of a few former clients:
"Mr. Barber was there for me whenever I had any questions. He made me feel like I was his only client." Hill Family. Cincinnati, Ohio.
"When I got my first home loan, it was a very stressful time and unfortunately it was mostly due to the other loan officer. My phone calls were avoided, and it took weeks to get my calls returned.
Luckily, that all changed when we met Johnathan Barber. We became clients of Johnathan over five years ago. I didn't think that it was possible to have such a personal relationship with a mortgage specialist. Whether I have a question about current
rates or loans or what's in our best interest with our mortgage, Johnathan is always there. He promptly answers calls and e-mails-- making us feel that we are his top priority. We have since referred multiple family members and friends who are astounded by amount of time and care that Johnathan puts into making homeownership dreams a reality! We never imagined that we would have
developed a relationship that turned into a friendship."
Rodney and Molly Newsom Loveland, Ohio
"Purchasing a home is a big deal so finding the right specialist is important.
You may be nervous at the beginning stages, but Mr. Barber will put you at ease and make sure your transaction is smooth and painless…I speak from experience!"
Entrepreneur Tamara McGrew of McGrew And Associates
Accounting, tax preparation, and credit restoration
"Johnathan made the homebuying process easy. We didn't have to worry.
He was right there to answer questions and ease our concerns--
day and evening." Miller Family. Cincinnati, Ohio.
"Johnathan Barber is the best. He made one of my biggest dreams come true. I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable and professional loan officer. He was always there, and he took time to answer all my millions of questions. When another institution couldn't come through for me, JB did. I will always recommend him to anyone and everyone."
Campbell Family. Cincinnati, Ohio.
"Buying a home can be scary. You have to trust a bank, a seller,
and a process that you don't know. Well. . . I am SO glad I had
Johnathan in my corner because everything was easy for me."
"JB was awesome for us. We were nervous, but JB helped us understand the process. It was smooth, and everything worked out." Taylor Family.
"We were given a great loan and INCREDIBLE service!" Stevens Family, Blue Ash.
"No one knows grant money better than JB! We got a remodeled home and over 14,000 dollars for the down payment. Thank you, JB!"
I was first introduced to Johnathan Barber in 2005 when I was in the market for a "fixer upper." I had been through the mortgage "drill" before, and I was dreading the high pressure and deceptive tactics that I had experienced in the past. That all changed when I met Johnathan Barber!
He immediately put me at ease with his friendly, easy-going personality. Over the years, I have enjoyed Johnathan's informative newsletters and
the many responses that he provided. When I needed a home improvement loan, I called Johnathan. When Nancy was looking for a home refinance, she ran into those same tactics and huge origination fees. I told her to call Johnathan, and her experience changed 180 degrees. Nancy just closed on her new loan, and she was pleased with how Johnathan made it such a pleasant experience. Now, I am in the process of selling my house, and I am working with Johnathan to get potential buyers preapproved. Nancy and I are getting married in October, and we both look forward to working with Johnathan on all of out real estate investing for many years to come.
"Mr. Barber was nothing short of extraordinary in the knowledge that he provided. We can not say enough about the level of service that he gave to us. . . and my sister's family." (Lorie and Doug, Colerain.)
"JB [Johnathan Barber] helped me purchase my first home. I could tell it was more than a job. He took pride in his work and showed me that he cared about my investment.
I highly encourage any first time buyer to utilize his services."
Isaiah Toran, Artist and Owner
"Johnathan "Cool Beans" Barber helped me buy my house. . . and made everything enjoyable." (Sarah, West Chester, Ohio.)
"I am very happy with my new home. I honestly didn't think it would ever happen for me before I met Mr. Barber."
(Merilee, Norwood, Ohio.)
"I’m happy to say that I am pleased that I had the opportunity to
work hand and hand with such a professional person such as Mr. Barber. My experience while working with him was pleasing and very educational. Due to being a first time homeowner, I needed someone who enjoyed his work and knew the ropes. Mr. Barber made my first time experience one that I will never forget."
(The Englemon Family, Cincinnati)
"Johnathan and my realtor worked hard to make sure that I felt comfortable when I bought my first home. I could not imagine anyone buying a property without such a caring team's guidance and services."
(Settles Family, Cincinnati)
"I loved working with Johnathan so much. . . that I referred my mother, several friends, and co-workers. Everyone whom I have referred is enjoying a home. If you want to enjoy the benefits of homeownership, call Jonathan. He will work with you from the application . . . until have the keys to your new home."
(Stephens Family, Cincinnati)
"Excellent service. Excellent!"
(Yolanda, Lima, Ohio.)
"Johnathan was very helpful to us. We had a bad experience before with another loan officer, but Johnathan was great. I highly recommend him."
(Eva, Moscow, Ohio.)
"Excellent service. Patient. Explained things well. We felt that we were treated honestly and with respect. He worked hard to make sure the payments and closing costs were right for us."
(Keith, Mason, Ohio.)